USS Mesa Verde Pays Visit to Split, Croatia
The USS Mesa Verde (LPD 19), arrived in Split, Croatia, for a port visit, Oct. 6.
While in port, Mesa Verde provides tours for government, military and embassy officials while her officers and crew interact with local and international military leadership.
Mesa Verde is crewed by 360 Sailors, and it also maintains 699 Marines as part of the Embarked Landing Force.
Mesa Verde is a San-Antonio class amphibious transport dock ship, under the command of Capt. Kenneth Reynard. The ship is a part of the Bataan Amphibious Ready Group and, with the embarked 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit, is deployed in support of maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th and 6th Fleet areas of responsibility.
Press Release, October 08, 2014; Image: US Navy